How to format your references using the IEEE Latin America Transactions citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for IEEE Latin America Transactions. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
N. J. Robinson, “Structural biology: a platform for copper pumps,” Nature, vol. 475, no. 7354, pp. 41–42, Jul. 2011.
A journal article with 2 authors
J. P. A. Ioannidis and M. J. Khoury, “Improving validation practices in ‘omics’ research,” Science, vol. 334, no. 6060, pp. 1230–1232, Dec. 2011.
A journal article with 3 authors
K. A. Gurley, J. C. Rink, and A. Sánchez Alvarado, “Beta-catenin defines head versus tail identity during planarian regeneration and homeostasis,” Science, vol. 319, no. 5861, pp. 323–327, Jan. 2008.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
A. M. Fennimore, T. D. Yuzvinsky, W.-Q. Han, M. S. Fuhrer, J. Cumings, and A. Zettl, “Rotational actuators based on carbon nanotubes,” Nature, vol. 424, no. 6947, pp. 408–410, Jul. 2003.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
S. Praetorius and B. Schößer, Bentonithandbuch. Berlin, Germany: Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn, Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, 2016.
An edited book
H. G. Bock, T. Carraro, W. Jäger, S. Körkel, R. Rannacher, and J. P. Schlöder, Eds., Model Based Parameter Estimation: Theory and Applications, vol. 4. in Contributions in Mathematical and Computational Sciences, vol. 4. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2013.
A chapter in an edited book
G. Fettweis, R. Irmer, M. Windisch, D. Petrovic, and P. Zillmann, “Wireless Connectivity for In Home Audio/Video Networks,” in AmIware Hardware Technology Drivers of Ambient Intelligence, S. Mukherjee, R. M. Aarts, R. Roovers, F. Widdershoven, and M. Ouwerkerk, Eds., in Philips Research. , Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2006, pp. 51–72.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for IEEE Latin America Transactions.

Blog post
J. O`Callaghan, “This Guy Hired A Helicopter To Snap The First Image Of A Secret New SpaceX Machine,” IFLScience. Accessed: Oct. 30, 2018. [Online]. Available:


This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office, “Rail Safety: The Federal Railroad Administration Is Taking Steps to Better Target Its Oversight, but Assessment of Results Is Needed to Determine Impact,” U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, GAO-07-149, Jan. 2007.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
E. Wang, “Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility Investigation of the Coyote Mountain Shear Zone,” Doctoral dissertation, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, 2017.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
B. Hubbard and H. Saad, “Dozens Killed As Blast Hits Bus Convoy In Syria,” New York Times, p. A7, Apr. 15, 2017.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1], [2].
This sentence cites four references [1]–[4].

About the journal

Full journal titleIEEE Latin America Transactions
ISSN (print)1548-0992
ScopeGeneral Computer Science
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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